Hundreds of Podcasts hosted at Mypodcast.com, a service for providing server space for the mp3 files put out regularly by professional and amateur alike, on a wide range of subjects. The service had been founded in 2007, and provided free hosting for the shows.
The service was shut down with 30 days notice, and all podcasts were deleted. The memo was as follows:
Hello MyPodcast.com Broadcasters -
We must regretfully inform you that effective December 1, 2011, MyPodcast.com will cease all operations. Due to the current business climate, our current revenues can no longer cover the operational costs associated with hosting and serving the large amount of podcasts available on the site. We would like to thank all our podcasters and listeners for their years of support in making MyPodcast one of the most popular podcast hosting sites on the web.
Effective December 1, 2011, all podcasts currently hosted on the site will become permanently deleted and unavailable for download. For this reason, we strongly encourage all of our podcasters who do not have locally stored copies of their recordings to please take the time to download and save them from the site. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide ANY recordings on or after December 1, 2011, as they will have been permanently deleted from our storage servers.
Once again, we would like to thank everyone for using the site over the years, and wish you all the best of luck with your podcasts in the future!
Archive Team swung into action and has rescued a majority of the podcasts hosted at the site, roughly 380 shows and over 6,200 individual episodes among them.